AMA's position on identifying physician recipients of Medicare funds

Quote from AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, M.D.   "Physicians, like all Americans, have the right to privacy and due process, and should not suffer the consequences of having false or misleading conclusions drawn from complex Medicare data that has significant limitations.   "Physicians who provide care to Medicare patients are already subject to widespread governmental oversight, including scrutiny by Medicare carriers, the Office of Inspector General and 53 quality improvement organizations. These federal agencies and contractors have access to the full-range of Medicare data and are aggressively ferreting out improper claims."